Cooperative Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton, Corn, Sweet Potatoes and Irish Potatoes, 1908-1917

Cooperative Fertilizer Experiments with Cotton, Corn, Sweet Potatoes and Irish Potatoes, 1908-1917

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...Bessmay. Jasper county. The fertility is moderate and the situation is upland. In wet seasons the soil runs together and the crop yield is _very good. In dry seasons the soil is loose and gives a moderate yield. It packs, runs together, and crumbles on drying. It has been under cultivation for about seventy years. No green crops have been plowed under. Plants produce fairly good stalks. Cotton dies in spots. One acre produces one-third bale cotton or seventeen bushels corn. The sample represents about twenty acres of farm. No. 9377. Depth 7"-15." This is a subsoil to 9376. A. W. West, Kirbyoille, Jasper County. Experiment 435. Plots were of three rows each, four and one-third feet apart, and 118 yards long, located three miles north of Kirbyville on well drained, uniform, poor, upland, sandy loam soil with light red subsoil. The land has been under cultivation ten years, and has shown little increase in yields from application of complete commercial fertilizers, and averages about 400 pounds of seed cotton per acre. All plots were damaged fifty per cent. by boll weevils. Description of soil No. 9165. Depth 0"-7." Located three miles north of Kirbyville, Jasper County, Section 60. This is a gray upland sand of moderate fertility. It does not overflow. The soil does not behave well in very wet or dry seasons. It runs together but does not pack or crumble on drying. The sample represents twenty' acres of the farm and several thousands of the county. It has been in cultivation eleven years. Plants produce good stalks, but cotton dies. One acre produces twelve barrels of corn or 600 pounds seed cotton. No. 9166. Depth 7"-18." This is a subsoil to 9165. It has a yellow color.. R. L. Newson, Route 1, Cleburne, more

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